K-League title contenders Jeonnam Dragons and Jeonbuk Motors meet on Saturday as struggling Seoul face another tough encounter.
One of Jeonnam or Jeonbuk look set to lose ground on leaders Pohang Steelers, who travel to Seoul on Sunday.
The Steelers are two points clear of three teams through eight matches this league campaign in what is a congested top half of the table.
Jeonbuk, who sit fourth, visit Jeonnam's Gwangyang Stadium looking to move above the second-placed outfit.
The Dragons will look to capitalise on a potentially tired Jeonbuk side, who suffered a 2-1 loss at Yokohama F Marinos in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
Macedonian striker Stevica Ristic, who has scored twice for the Dragons this season, comes up against one of his former teams.
Ristic has netted regularly for most clubs he has been with, including Jeonbuk from 2007 to 2009, and shapes as being a threat once again.
Lee Jong-Ho and Ahn Yong-Woo have both netted three goals each for the Dragons this season.
Choi Kang-Hee's Jeonbuk side have won just one of their past four matches in all competitions and need an improvement on their recent form.
Jeonbuk need more from veteran striker Lee Dong-Gook, who scored 13 goals last season, but has just two in eight games in the K-League this campaign.
Elsewhere, second-bottom Seoul – champions in 2010 and 2012 – desperately need to turn their form around when they host Pohang.
In Kim Seung-Dae, the Steelers have one of the competition's equal top goalscorers with five.
The 23-year-old has netted in each of his past five matches in all competitions to be one of the form strikers in the K-League.
Ulsan will be aiming to end a three-game winless run when they host third-placed Suwon Bluewings on Saturday.
Incheon United are still searching for their opening victory of the campaign as they visit Jeju United.
Seongnam or Busan I'Park could close in on the top six with a win in their clash on Saturday, while strugglers Gyeongnam and Sangju Seongnam do battle.
|Coach: Seok-Ju Ha|
for Chang-Ho Song 59'
for Leandro Lima 63'
for Jong-Ho Lee 82'
|Ba left out of Senegal AFCON squad|
|Redknapp frustrated by penalty call|
|Wenger sees Giroud wrongs|
|Premier League schedule a ´disgrace´, says Poyet|
|Championship Review: Bournemouth stay top, Heskey scores on Bolton debut|
|Hughes lauds Bojan performance|
|Koeman: Saints marching on|
|Pardew rues referee error|
|Arsenal 2 QPR 1: Sublime Alexis secures the spoils|
|Martinez questions Walters decision|
|Poyet laments Sunderland mistakes|
|League One Review: Swindon cruise to win over Walsall|
|Irvine aware of need for improvement|
|United still doing ´very bad things´ - Van Gaal|
|Lambert proud of players despite Swansea defeat|
|Warnock bemoans Palace defence|
|Bruce hails Hull´s spirit|
|Pochettino relieved to come away with victory|
|Dyche: We had our pocket pinched|
|Monk hails Fabianski performance|
|Pearson demands greater concentration from Leicester|
|Kompany set for City return|
|Rodgers hails character after battling win|
|League Two Review: Ainsworth frustrated by Luton, Shrewsbury go top|
|Everton 0 Stoke City 1: Lacklustre Everton slip to defeat|
|Sunderland 1 Hull City 3: Triumphant return for Bruce|
|Burnley 0 Liverpool 1: Sterling wins it at Turf Moor|
|Leicester City 1 Tottenham 2: Eriksen piles misery on Pearson´s men|
|Manchester United 3 Newcastle United 1: Rooney extends hosts´ streak|
|West Brom 1 Manchester City 3: Three and easy for in-form champions|
|Swansea City 1 Aston Villa 0: Hosts break Boxing Day duck|
|Crystal Palace 1 Southampton 3: Mane marks return with star performance|
|Allardyce upbeat despite defeat|
|Van Dijk happy at Celtic - Deila|
|Table-topping Chelsea delight Mourinho|
|Chelsea 2 West Ham 0: Mourinho´s men ease to victory|
|Suarez enjoying Messi, Neymar link-up|
|A-League Review: Garcia rescues point for Perth, Adelaide up to second|
|Poyet calls for mid-season break|
|Van Gaal rules out Januzaj move|
|Rodgers: Balotelli may have to get used to bench|
|Lallana: I was trying too hard|
|Walker juggles music, football careers in Sweden|
|Song to face ´brother from another mother´ Fabregas|
|Adriano announces Le Havre deal|
|Pardew braced for Old Trafford test|
|Lescott unfazed by City reunion|
|Tskhadadze appointed Georgia coach|
|United to finish top three - Ferdinand|
|Allardyce: Stamford Bridge stalemate saved my job|
|Southampton need three January signings, says Watson|
|Liverpool can make Champions League, says fanzine editor|
|Walsh: Hull clash crucial for Leicester|
|Toure, Aubameyang and Enyeama make shortlist for African gong|
|Docherty backs Chelsea to win two-horse race|
|Liverpool could benefit from Hyypia influence - Scales|
|Saudi Arabia name Asian Cup squad|
|Forty-year-old Cahill no problem for Postecoglou|